Dreamtime Beach is one of the areas most beautiful locations and it truly is a hidden gem! Surfers and beach goers come here to escape the ever growing crowds of the beaches on the Gold Coast and they are spoiled with epic waves and an almost empty spot on the sand at Dreamtime Beach. It amazes me how busy and overwhelming the Gold Coast can be at times and that paradise like this is not far from reach. You will feel worlds away when you visit this fantastic little spot!
WHERE TO FIND DREAMTIME BEACH NSW
This awesome beach is a 10-15 minute drive south of the Gold Coast and over the border in to Northern New South Wales. You will need a car to access the Fingal Heads area as public transport is non-existent. Dreamtime Beach is located on the southern side of Fingal Head.
THE CORRECT PIN LOCATION OF DREAMTIME BEACH
WHAT TO DO AT DREAMTIME BEACH FINGAL
When I visited Dreamtime Beach I saw a group of people driving their 4WD’s straight down on to the beach for some off-road adventures, so this is an option if you have a vehicle capable of this although I believe you need a valid fishing permit to do so.
As I mentioned earlier, Dreamtime Beach attracts excellent swell for surfers on the search for waves. You can find left and right hand breaks along the stretch of beach.
At the northern end of Dreamtime beach you will find some rocky cliffs that can be climbed and explored to have amazing panoramic views of the coastline and also Cook Island can be spotted from the top.
My friends and I discovered one of the most epic little rock pools I have ever found. Along the cliffs on the edge of the ocean keep your eyes peeled for this awesome swim spot!
Above the rock pool, follow the dirt trail that will lead you around the headland and at the top you will find the Fingal Lighthouse. In comparison to the Byron Bay Lighthouse, this is just a baby though it is a great point of interest to check out while you are in the area. The grassy headland in front of the Lighthouse is the perfect spot for a picnic, so pack a lunch and a rug to perch up for a couple hours and enjoy the primitve charm about the place!
FINGAL HEADS BEACH
Fingal Heads Beach is on the opposite side of the headland from Dreamtime Beach. The headland itself is a wonderful basalt rock formation that was formed over 23 million years ago from the lava flows of the nearby extinct volcano Mount Warning. Many nature enthusiasts and photographers flock here to see the basalt rocks and the beauty of Cook Island. The locals also love this spot for throwing a line in hoping to catch some dinner.
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR DREAMTIME BEACH FINGAL
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I hope you enjoyed reading this article as much as I did writing it. If you have any questions about this area feel free to drop me a comment below.
Happy Adventuring 🙂